Installation of Firefox 2.0+Java+flash

December 2016




Introduction


To install this application, it is not necessary to create the same download directory.
Below is a simple way to organize this settings.
  • This also applies for /usr/local.
  • You can unzip the files wherever you wish. Moreover you should have a consistency of what you are doing.

Firefox Installation

Creating Environnement

  • Creation of directory for downloads :


mkdir  /home/utilisateur/tarball 

cd /home/utilisateur/tarball
  • Download and verification of signature

Download firefox and signature


Verification of signature


0x0E3606D9 we obtain the command
gpg firefox-2.0.tar.gz.asc
verification
gpg --keyserver wwwkeys.pgp.net --recv-keys 0x0E3606D9
Check thumbprint
gpg --fingerprint && gpg --verify firefox-2.0.tar.gz.asc firefox-2.0.tar.gz

Firefox Installation

  • To install firefox, unzip the file tar.gz and use /usr/local



root connection
su
locate in directory /usr/local
cd /usr/local
Unzip the file firefox-2.0.tar.gz
tar xzvf /home/utilisateur/tarball/firefox-2.0.tar.gz
Creation of symbolic link for firefox
ln -s /usr/local/firefox/firefox /usr/local/bin
Exit to root
exit

Launching application


command line
/usr/local/bin/firefox &

Using Desktop Icon


To start Firefox using desktop icon, you must first of all create same.

For Gnome


Right click on your desktop and select - Create a launcher

For KDE


Right click on your desktop and select New.

In the submenu, choose the type of object to create on the desktop:

When choosing File> Link to application, you will create a launch application.

From the menu


To start firefox from the menu, you must first of all create an entry in the menu.

Command
menudrake
from Mandriva Control center

From the menu System/Configuration/Other/Menudrake


For other distribution, see the documentation prior to your system

PLUGIN JAVA


Download Java plugin
http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp

Latest version: jre-6-linux-i586.bin

Download from the directory /home/utilisateur/tarball

Java intallation


Root connection
su -
Move to /usr/local
cd /usr/local
Java installation
sh /home/utilisateur/tarball/jre-version-linux-i586.bin
License of Java will be displayed

Press on the spacebar button until you see :

Do you agree to the above licence terms? [yes or no]

Select Yes to launch installation

The directory jrex.x.x will be created in /usr/local

Creation of link to libjavaplugin_oji.so

ln -sfv /usr/local/jre1.6.0/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so /usr/local/firefox/plugins

Exit from the root session
exit
Installation complete

PLUGIN FLASH


Download the plugin from below link:

http://www.adobe.com/...

Installation of Flashplayer


Root connection
su
Move to /usr/local
cd /usr/local
Flashplayer installation
tar xzvf /home/utilisateur/install_flash_player_7_linux.tar.gz
Copy of file
cp -v /usr/local/install_flash_player_7_linux/*flashplayer.* /usr/local/firefox/plugins
Exit from the root session
exit
Installation complete

PLUGIN VERIFICATION


/usr/local/bin/firefox about:plugins &

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